Across the U.S., Catholic schools, parishes and other organizations served faithfully to help as many children as possible receive a Box of Joy! They smile because of you.
– Belenda, 6 (Haiti)
“I love my doll. It is so pretty.”
– Luis Fernando, 7 (Guat.)
“I like the harmonica best because it sings!”
– Geyley, 12 (Guat.)
“I like my box very much. I like the purse best because I can put many things in it. It is very fashionable!”
– Dickson, 10 (Haiti)
“This car is for me? It is the best gift I have ever received!”
In 2020, your support for Box of Joy brought hope to children in developing countries, providing them memorable Christmas gifts and a much-needed reminder of God’s love.
Thank you for continuing to bring joy to impoverished children around the world! Each year, Christmas reminds us of the incredible gift we’ve been given through Christ, and in 2020 you responded by sharing his mercy with those in need.
With support from Catholics around the world, children received toys, treats and basic essentials. They also received spiritual encouragement through friendly notes, prayer cards, rosary beads, biblical coloring books and The Story of Jesus!
Click on a country below to see how many children received joy in 2020!
Primary Partner: Caritas of the Diocese of Santa Rosa
Secondary Partners: Caritas of the Archdiocese of Guatemala City; Caritas Nacional
This was the seventh year ministering to Guatemalan children. The program has grown from reaching 2,693 children during the pilot year to 8,415 in 2020.
Primary Partner (Central Plateau): Kobonal Mission
Primary Partner (Southern): Pwoje Espwa Sud
This was the sixth year ministering to Haitian children. The program has grown from reaching 6,070 children in 2015 to 7,655 in 2020.
Primary Partner: Caritas Dominicana
Secondary Partner: Fe y Alegria (Jesuit of San Salvador)
This was the fifth year ministering to Dominican children. The program blessed 8,344 children in 2020.
Primary Partner: Fe y Alegria of El Salvador
Secondary Partners: Caritas of the Archdiocese of San Salvador
This was the third year ministering to Salvadoran children through Box of Joy. The program blessed 8,343 children in 2020.
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